Sarah Palin’s 20-minute conversation with Christian Right leader James Dobson shed little light on the campaign, but it did remove any doubts about how Dobson’s God will be voting on Election Day.
During the interview, broadcast Wednesday, Palin took another shot at the “mainstream media” — which apparently in her mind doesn’t include Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, James Dobson, et. al. “I have to have that faith that God’s going to help us get that message out there,” Palin said.
Dobson gushed: “My goodness, if our audience is any indication, they’re getting it. There are millions of people praying for you and for Sen. McCain. It’s always risky to kind of politicize your prayer life, but there are issues here that are more important to me than my life.”
After the interview, Dobson continued talking to his audience about the “hatred” Palin has encountered, especially “in the newspapers up there.” He didn’t specify what he meant by “up there,” although cities north of Dobson’s Focus on the Family headquarters include Denver, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Billings, Mont.
Dobson recalled the moment in 2000 when presidential candidate George W. Bush named Jesus Christ as his favorite political philosopher. “That created hatred for him (Bush, not Jesus) for months and months and it’s one of the reasons they despise him so much today because he had the courage to speak the name of Christ,” Dobson said.
“It’s the offense of the cross and it’s one of the reasons there’s such hostility tor Sarah Palin, because she is an unabashed Christian.”
Last time I checked, Dr. Dobson, all four candidates on the major party presidential tickets are unabashed Christians. All four have had the “courage” to speak the name of Christ. Aren’t all four deserving of our Christian prayers and appreciation?